Cision Launches Comprehensive, Enhanced Social Media Monitoring Services

Agreement with Radian6 Adds Social Networks, Microblogs, Video- and Image-Sharing Sites, and Forum and Opinion Sites To Blog and Traditional Media Coverage

CHICAGO, IL, October 24, 2008 — Cision , the leading provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and analysis services, today introduced the industry’s most comprehensive suite of social media monitoring services, empowering Cision clients to monitor in real-time and understand the impact of the conversations taking place across the full spectrum of social media vehicles.

Announcing an agreement to integrate technology from Radian6 Technologies, the leading supplier of social media monitoring services for marketing, communications and customer support professionals, Cision launched two new services:

  • The Cision Social Media Dashboard, a self-service, online portal that delivers real-time access to social media coverage, plus analysis and reporting tools that allow communications professionals to understand the impact of social media activity and to take action based on those insights.
  • Cision Social Media Daily Reports, detailed, twice-daily email reports that monitor all relevant social media coverage, with direct links to the online posts.

Both services monitor public content on the full breadth of social media outlets, including social networking sites (including MySpace), microblogs (e.g. Twitter), video- and image-sharing sites (including YouTube and Flickr), online forums and opinion sites, and LinkedIn Answers. In addition to English-language sites, the services monitor social media across multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, simple Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

Clients utilizing the new social media monitoring services along with the CisionPoint on-demand research, distribution, monitoring and analysis dashboard services will have the industry’s most comprehensive real-time monitoring capability.

“Cision customers already enjoyed a competitive advantage from our ability to help them identify and monitor the myriad of important blogs and online outlets that cover them, their competition and their industry,” said Joe Bernardo, President and CEO of Cision North America. “With these enhanced services from Radian6, Cision now offers the only monitoring solution that covers social networks, microblogs and the entire social media landscape – and the only service that combines that with print, broadcast, and online news monitoring – all from a single industry partner.”

“Cision is clearly recognized as the world leader in providing media research, monitoring and analysis services and we look forward to expanding that leadership within social media,” said Marcel LeBrun, CEO of Radian6. “We are also very excited about the opportunity to bring Radian6 capabilities to Cision’s vast, global customer base.”

The social media daily reports provide a cost-effective solution for staying current on social media coverage – along with the ability to respond appropriately. The Cision Social Media real-time Dashboard offers the ability to analyze, share and report this data in a variety of formats as well as identify key influencers. The dashboard furnishes additional insights through its unique “metadata,” such as comment count, unique commenters and an “engagement score,” which quantifies the extent to which commenters are engaged on a specific piece of content.

The services will monitor over 100 million blogs, tens of thousands of online forums, over 20,000 online media sources, over 450 leading rich media sites, top microblogging sites such as Twitter and Friendfeed, and LinkedIn. They extend Cision’s global leadership in delivering media research, distribution, monitoring and measurement to the public relations industry.

About Radian6 Technologies:
Radian6 provides the leading social media-monitoring platform for marketing, communications and customer support professionals. The company’s flexible dashboard enables monitoring all forms of social media with results appearing in real-time as discovered. Various analysis widgets give users the ability to uncover the top influencers as well as which conversations are having an impact online. Visit www.radian6.com for more information.

About Cision:
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.

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